Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Reminder: "Redefine The Drive" Meetings Tuesday thru Thursday

We ran this a couple weeks ago, but it's worth repeating:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, there will be community meetings about the future of Lake Shore Drive on the North Side.  Some have considered making it a highway and raising the speed limit; others want it to be a parkway, with bikes and runners sharing the space with cars and a maximum speed limit of 35.

Got an opinion?  Go to one of three meetings being held tonight, Wednesday and Thursday and let your voice be heard!  The Trib says:
"A long-planned transformation of North Lake Shore Drive is entering a new phase, as city and state planners look to cull ideas from the public on how best to serve the tens of thousands who use the crucial roadway every day.

Overhauling the 7-mile stretch likely will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and work probably won't start for at least five years, but such input is expected to help shape the project that aims to balance the thoroughfare's origins in the early 1900s as "a boulevard through a park" and one that will meet the changing needs of those who drive, ride, walk and run along it for years to come."

  • Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan Road, 3rd Floor
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013.  Open House: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Avenue, Atrium
    Wednesday, August 7, 2013.  Open House: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, South Gallery
    Thursday, August 8, 2013.  Open House: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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